#OrlandoStrong: Carolinas pays tribute to the victims of the Pulse shootings

Vigils held across two states as a nation begins to heal, advocate for safety, love

Hundreds of Carolinians assembled to pay their respects and to gain comfort, consolation and community during the aftermath of the Orlando Pulse shootings. These photos share their stories.

Latin Pride in Charlotte. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Melton.

Latin Pride in Charlotte. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Melton.

Legends in Raleigh, N.C. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Williams.

Legends in Raleigh, N.C. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Williams.

Takeover Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Photo courtesy of Josh Robertson, WMBF.

Takeover Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Photo courtesy of Josh Robertson, WMBF.

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North Star LGBT Community Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Photo courtesy of North Star center.

North Star LGBT Community Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Photo courtesy of North Star center.

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The Bar in Durham, N.C. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Williams.

The Bar in Durham, N.C. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Williams.

Bar at 316 in Charlotte, N.C. Photo courtesy of Shane Windmeyer.

Bar at 316 in Charlotte, N.C. Photo courtesy of Shane Windmeyer.

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